I Was Complacent in My Whiteness, Until I Couldn’t Breathe

I felt like I was about to die…

Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash

The crowd was dispersing and fleeing. We were trapped. We were all cramming together, trying to get to the gate that was holding us in place. Tear gas was everywhere. I kept hearing bangs behind me, knowing that more was being deployed. People were scrambling. I could feel my eyes and face burning. I tried…